Yesterday, a Palestinian doctor living in Gaza lost three daughters, a brother, and three nieces when an IDF tank shelled their home. The IDF knew the family was living there and claimed that there was sniper fire from the building. Bogus. This story is nothing special, unfortunately, it has been happening every day to several families across Gaza since Israel started its belligerent campaign. Dr. Abu al-`Aysh however, is special. He is educated in Israeli hospitals, has ties in Israeli society, and speaks fluent Hebrew. So, he made it to the news as a person and not as another number and managed to transmit some of the horror on Israeli Channel 10.

Richard Silverstein has an elaborate post on this as well as a live interview with the doctor by phone right after his house was shelled.